Classes offered at Ringwood Ballet Group
The curriculum is based on the Southern Federation of Dance, and the Royal Academy of Dance, both Graded and Vocational, and offers students a sound training and preparation for examinations and assessments from Level 1 to Advanced level. Children from age 4 - 5 enjoy an informal but structured introduction to dance in our Kinder groups.
Jazz and Tap
We also offer Tap and Jazz classes using the Southern Federation of Dance syllabi. These are very popular and once again students may enter examinations in these styles.
Character dance is based on traditional folk or national dance, mostly from European countries. Character is a part of RAD Ballet syllabus, but is also offered as a separate class at Ringwood Ballet from Level 4 upwards.
Contemporary dance is offered to students from Level 6 upwards.
It is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.
Pilates classes are offered to students from Intermediate Foundation (Approx Year 7) upwards.
Ringwood Ballet offers Acrobatics classes for students in Level 2 upwards
Boys Dance Class
A general dance class for boys age 6-11yrs. Styles included are Jazz, Hip Hop, Acrobatics and there may be an opportunity to learn some tap too.